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Thursday, December 27, 2007
First Night: St. Louis welcomes the New Year with a boisterous, family-friendly artistic celebration that ends with a fireworks display. When: Begins at 5:30 p.m. ~ Where: Grand Center

ARTS

Cape Girardeau Then and Now

Photographer Tom Neumeyer explores the city's past and present.

When: Through Jan. 16

Where: River Campus Art Gallery

THEATER

"Wicked"

What happened in Oz before Dorothy?

When: Through Jan. 6

Where: Fox Theatre, St. Louis

LIVE MUSIC

Bruce Zimmerman and the Water Street Band

Bruce nears the end of his semi-weekly gigs.

When: 9 p.m. today, Sunday

Where: Port Cape Girardeau

Mid-life Crisis

Chuck McGinty and crew return to the bar stage.

When: 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday

Where: Buckner Brewing Co.

Shindig

Jam offshoot of Shady Deal.

When: 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday

Where: Rude Dog Pub

On Tap

Rock band out of Perryville, Mo., playing the songs of the '80s and '90s.

When: 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday

Where: Club Moxy

Brother Bagman with Strange Brew

A night of highly danceable jam rock.

When: 9:30 p.m. Friday

Where: The Camp at Main Street Bar

El Monstero y Los Masked Avengers, "Wish You Were Here: A Tribute to Pink Floyd"

Floyd tunes at a great St. Louis venue.

When: 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday

Where: The Pageant, St. Louis

Blinded Black and the Parting Scene

Modern rock in an alcohol-free setting.

When: 6 p.m. Saturday

Where: Enchanted Forest

The Sorries with Fill and Moodminder

Experimental rock a la Sonic Youth.

When: 9:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: The Camp at Main Street Bar

Bill Hulvey and the Desert Rain Band

Good old fashioned country.

When: 7 p.m. Saturday

Where: Little Ole Opry, Burfordville, Mo.

NEW YEAR'S EVE

Drivin' Rain and 8 Years

For those who like their rock hard.

When: 9 p.m.

Where: Schock's Pub, Scott City

Mike Renick Band

Renick will pack this hip venue.

When: 9 p.m.

Where: Club Moxy

Fists of Phoenix

The Fists ring in the new year that will see a new album with Horizontal Orange, Slow Riot, Oh for Audio and Submergency. All ages.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Enchanted Forest

Tone Def All-Stars

Drunken party band extraordinaire returns.

When: 9 p.m.

Where: Breakaways

Interstate 55

Memphis-based old school rockers play sold out show.

When: 9 p.m.

Where: Port Cape Girardeau

Classic Country Band

There's more than rock 'n' roll on New Year's Eve.

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Jackson American Legion Hall

Large Mouth Expedition

Old-school and southern rock.

When: 9 p.m.

Where: Rude Dog Pub

Near Year's Eve Murder Mystery

The Iron Mountain gives you dinner, a murder mystery and fireworks in the country.

When: 8:30 p.m.

Where: Iron Mountain Railway, Jackson

First Night

St. Louis welcomes the New Year with a boisterous, family-friendly artistic celebration.

When: Begins at 5:30 p.m.

Where: Grand Center

The Schwag and Zoso

Grateful Dead and Led Zeppelin tribute bands team up for one big New Year's Eve show.

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Roberts Orpheum Theatre, St. Louis

Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra

The SLSO throws a symphony surprise party, keeping you guessing on music and guests.

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Powell Symphony Hall, St. Louis

Beale Street

Memphis's famous street for music and revelry.

When: All night

Where: Beale Street, Memphis, Tenn.

MISC

Harlem Globetrotters

Today's generation of basketball wizards goofs off.

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 4

Where: Scottrade Center, St. Louis

Christmas Catholic Church Tour

Churches in Sikeston, Oran, Chaffee, Charleston, Scott City, New Hamburg and Cape Girardeau welcome visitors.

When: Friday

Where: St. Francis Xavier in Sikeston, Guardian Angel in Oran, St. Ambrose in Chaffee, St. Henry in Charleston, St. Joseph in Scott City, St. Lawrence in New Hamburg and St. Vincent de Paul in Cape Girardeau

SPORTS

Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament

A four-day high school boys basketball tournament.

When: Today through Saturday

Where: Show Me Center

KARAOKE

Broussard's

When: 9 p.m. today

Strike Zone, Main Street Lanes, Jackson

When: 9:30 p.m. Friday

Muddy Waters, Egypt Mills

When: 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday

Pockets

When: 9:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday

Daytimer's Lounge

When: 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday

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